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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX,
<p>Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Baily,</p>
<p>On WEDNESDAY the 26th, and THURSDAY the 27th of February.</p>
<p>In the 19th Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>Sold by C. NUTT, at the Royal-Exchange, and at all the Pamphlet-Shops of</p>
<p>London and Westminster. 1746.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. What Language does the Prosecutor speak?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Bengal Language.</p>
<p>Q. Ask him what he has to say?</p>
<p>Interpreter. He says he is a poor Man, and if the Gentlemen and Lord-Mayor please to give him his Money.</p>
<p>Q. Ask him if he knows the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Interpreter . Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Then let him tell the whole Story.</p>
<p>Interpreter. He says that about a Month and a half ago, as he was passing by, the People call'd him in.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
<p>Interpreter. In
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<p>Court. Ask him what the Prisoner did to him?</p>
<p>Interpreter. She shut his Eyes with her Hands , and the Man took hold of him about the Neck .</p>
<p>Court. Ask him what they did next?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Nothing else.</p>
<p>Court. Did not they take his Money?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Which took the Money out? The Man or the Woman?</p>
<p>Interpreter. The Woman shut his Eyes, and the Man, who is since dead, took the Money out of his Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did they not threaten his Life?</p>
<p>Interpreter. No, they did not, nor any Thing of that Sort.</p>
<p>Q. Ask him whether he was not assured they would do him some Hurt?</p>
<p>Interpreter. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-1-person32" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Would you have this Witness ask'd any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, I am innocent.</p>
<p>Court. He says you shut his Eyes, and that the Man, who is since dead, put his Hand into his Pocket, and took out his Money.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I liv'd in this House, and that Black, the Prosecutor, brought in two Women. He was to be marry'd to the Daughter, and the Daughter took out his Money. The next Night they took me out of the House, and I knew nothing of it.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260003"/>The Girl said she was innocent, but she call'd none to disprove the Fact, nor to her Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-2-person39" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Interpreter) Ask him whether he knows the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Ask him whether the Prisoner at the Bar took any Money from him?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Interpreter. The same Day the other Black lost his; about a Month and a half ago.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he meet the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Interpreter. In Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Q. When he went to the Widow Austen's House , ask him whether he was not in Bed with the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes. About Ten o'Clock the Woman wak'd to get him a Pot of Beer. And when she had call'd for some, he afterwards went to look for his Breeches, but could not find them. There were two Women and they both run away.</p>
<p>Q. Were there two Women in Bed with him?</p>
<p>Interpreter. No, One of them was in Bed with another Man.</p>
<p>Q. Did he carry her before the Justice?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes. She was charg'd with the Constable and carry'd before Justice Quarril next Day.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Examination of her?</p>
<p>Interpreter. Yes.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, to ask him whether there was not another Woman in Bed with him?</p>
<p>Interpreter. No.</p>
<p>Thackhouse, the Constable. The 10th of January, my Lord, about Ten o'Clock, this Person, the Black, was beating the Prisoner at the Bar. - Said, she had robb'd him of 5 l. 14 s. - The Watchman brought her to the Watch-House, - I took Charge of her. - He insisted on some of the Money, which he was positive she had. - Upon that she was search'd, and I took two Guineas from her. - The Prosecutor told the Justice he had lost five Guineas; two Guineas were found upon her. There was another Woman concern'd, that had the Handkerchief and the rest of the Money.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner say, that the other Person had the Handkerchief and the rest of the Money?</p>
<p>Constable. The Prosecutor said, he gave 2 s. for the Lodging that Part of the Night .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-2-person41" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Questions? He says, that when you was going before the Justice, another Woman was concern'd , which had the Handkerchief, and 3 l. odd Money. The Prosecutor lost 5 l. Will you ask the Constable any Questions? What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord. My Mother is a Dealer in Coal, and my Mother ow'd a Gentleman two Guineas. And my Mother gave me two Guineas to pay him. As I was coming along, I happen'd to go into a House to call for a halfpenny-worth of Annifeed . Seeing this Man I took no Notice at all: I got my Dram and came away; as I came into Whitechapel, the Prosecutor ask'd me to drink a Pint of Beer: Upon that he forced me; upon which I call'd for the Watch: When I call'd for the Watch, I charg'd him: And when I came to the Watch-House, he made the Watchman charge me. He took from me two Guineas, the Money I was about to pay away. The Watchman gave the Money to the Constable.</p>
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<persName id="t17460226-2-person43"> Susannah Whitehead
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<interp inst="t17460226-2-person43" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner's Mother acted a very honest Part; tho' it is my Daughter I can't forswear myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person48" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Colet) What do you know of the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Colet. On
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<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Colet. Near Holloway-Mount . - There were two of them. This was taken and the other is not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he present the Pistol to you?</p>
<p>Colet. Yes. Demanded my Money and took 7 s. 6 d. The other said, blow his Brains out. - With that, the Prisoner fir'd the Pistol at me and it went thro' my Hat.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner at the Bar fire the Pistol?</p>
<p>Colet. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the Hat you had on at that Time?</p>
<p>Colet. Yes. [The Hat was produced in Court.]</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner carry the Hat off?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260004"/>Colet. No. I carry'd it off myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person49" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Questions? I'll tell you what he says against you. - That on the 13th of January, behind Holloway-Mount , you, and another Person not yet taken , had presented a Pistol to his Breast, and you demanded his Money. The other Person said, blow his Brains out. - Upon that you turn'd back and fir'd at him, and fir'd thro' his Hat, which he has produced . That is the Evidence against you.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was at Work at that very Time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person50" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Colet) What Time of the Day was it?</p>
<p>Colet. About Five o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to say the Prisoner at the Bar was the Person?</p>
<p>Colet. He was the Person.</p>
<p>Q. When did you apprehend him?</p>
<p>Colet. I took him next Day. I took him at Billingsgate, - I have seen him go by my Shop many a Time. - That was the Reason he fir'd at me. - He knew that I knew him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you recollect at the Time of the Robbery, that the Prisoner was the same Person you had often seen before?</p>
<p>Colet. Yes, my Lord, he is the very Man.</p>
<p>Q. When you came next Day to make Enquiry, what passed then?</p>
<p>Colet. Next Day coming out of Crooked Lane, I went to Billingsgate and I saw him among the Porters.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person51" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person51" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Hughson, the Constable) What have you to say to this Affair?</p>
<p>Constable. The Prosecutor came to my House and said he was robb'd of 7 s. 6 d. Said the Prisoner was at Billingsgate. When I went down with him to Billingsgate, he shew'd me the Man, and I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person52" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person52" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am a Porter at Billingsgate. I took up a Load of Oysters about Five o'Clock, and carry'd it to the back Side of Paul's . - The Person paid me for my Trouble. - I came to my Lodgings as the Clock struck Six. - The next Day I went down to Billingsgate about Three o'Clock in the Afternoon. - There comes down a Man from the Blue-Anchor, St. Mary-Hill, and said, Porter, you must go up to the Blue-Anchor. - I said, I would not go back again, for I thought it was out of some Game. - After that this Gentleman comes, that is, the Constable, and charg'd me with a Robbery; I went to go before two or three Justices, but they were not at Home, - I have Witnesses that I was at Work.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person53"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person54"> Elizabeth Sparks
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person54" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person54" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What have you to say?</p>
<p>Sparks. The Prisoner is a very honest Man as far as ever I knew. I have trusted him with Money for Goods when I could not go to buy them myself.</p>
<p>Q. You said you employ'd him about this Time , be as particular as you can. What Day of the Week was it?</p>
<p>Sparks. It was of a Monday, either the 12th or 13th.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was on a Monday?</p>
<p>Sparks. Yes. About Four o'Clock I went down to Billingsgate to fetch me some more Oysters. I said to him, why did not you call again? He said, I thought I had brought you up enough. I said to him take your Basket, let me have some more. I went and bought my Goods, and coming back to Cannon-Street, I said, I cannot keep pace with you. When I came to my own House he said, you have staid a great while behind me. Then I reckon'd it was about half an Hour after Five in the Evening. So he emptied my Goods and went away.</p>
<p>Q. You think it was half an Hour after Five ?</p>
<p>Sparks. I think it was, for the Fog arose so that I could not go his Pace.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person55" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person55" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Colet) So Mr. Colet, it seems this happen'd on a Day, when there was a remarkable Fog. Do you remember it was upon that Day?</p>
<p>Colet. Yes. It was upon the 13th.</p>
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person57"> Elizabeth Edridge
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person57" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Edridge. I believe him to be a very honest Man, I have trusted him with 20 or 30 s. at a Time.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person58"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person58" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person59" type="surname" value="Russel"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person59" type="given" value="Rachel"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you say of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Russel. I have known him to be a just, honest Man. On the 13th of January, I left 4 s. with him to bring up some Goods. And the same Day he deliver'd me my Money again.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person60"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person60" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person61"> Elizabeth Sparks
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person61" type="surname" value="Sparks"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person61" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What Day was it you employ'd the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Sparks. The Monday that was the violent Fog.</p>
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person63"> Jane Dean
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person63" type="surname" value="Dean"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person63" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person63" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you say of this Matter?</p>
<p>Dean. I keep a Lodging-House in Cheek-Lane , and the Prisoner at the Bar lodg'd at my House. And the Night before he was taken up, he was in Bed at half an Hour after Six o'Clock.</p>
<p>Ruth - (the Daughter of
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person64" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) On Monday the 13th of January, the Prisoner at the Bar came home the Time the Workhouse Bell rung. It commonly rings at Six, but it happen'd then to
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person65"> John Cheater
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner these 20 Years, he bore a good Character when he was 'Prentice.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general Character?</p>
<p>Cheater. He has a general good Character.</p>
<p>Q. You say that you begun to have Knowledge of him 20 Years ago, have you known him of late?</p>
<p>Cheater. Yes, to this very minute. As to Pistol or Sword, I can prove he never was worth such a Thing in his Life.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person66"> Thomas Bates
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shoreditch, I know nothing of the Prisoner. But we went to enquire in the Neighbourhood, and we found that none could give an Account of this Robbery.</p>
<p>Jury. We desire to know what Character the Prosecutor bears?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person67"> Edward Elliet
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing as to the Robbery at all. Only this
<persName id="t17460226-3-person68"> John Colet
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Prosecutor, is a Carpenter, and I have often employ'd him. He came to my House and said he had like to have been kill'd. Said I, you Dog, who would kill you? Really, says he, I have been robb'd of 7 s. 6 d. but I know the Fellow, I have seen him 20 Times.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-3-person69"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460226-3-person70"> Jane Dean
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<interp inst="t17460226-3-person70" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-3-person70" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Where is your House?</p>
<p>Dean. In Cheek-Lane , about three Doors from the Workhouse. I keep a Lodging-House in Cheek-Lane .</p>
<p>Court. I ask for this Reason, how far from Holloway-Mount it is to Cheek-Lane .</p>
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<p>Sparks. In Thames-Street. I have kept a House there 28 Years.</p>
<p>Court. Now recollect,
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<p>Sparks. About half an Hour after Five. It was Four o'Clock when I went from my own House; and
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<interp inst="t17460226-4-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What have you to say against the Prisoner? Did you lose any Sugar at any Time?</p>
<p>Everal. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. From whence was this taken?</p>
<p>Everal. From a Yard belonging to Bear-Key .</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be him? Did you see the Prisoner at the Bar ?</p>
<p>Everal. Yes. I found 48 lb . of Sugar upon him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say when you found this Sugar upon him? Did he own it?</p>
<p>Everal. Yes, my Lord, and he said he would do so no more.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord. He gave me 6 d. to carry this Sugar to Tower-Hill.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make that Precence at that Time?</p>
<p>Everal. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Elion. I enlisted him in the Tower. I have no farther to say, but that in the Regiment he was a very sober, orderly Fellow, always behav'd well.</p>
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<p>Q. How much?</p>
<p>Jones. I reckon about 2 lb.</p>
<p>Ebenezar Hartly. I am Constable of Chester-Keys . Coming on the Key the 5th of this Month, I saw this Woman and another at the Bag of Cotton. I came to her and ask'd her what she was doing. Said I, how came you by this? She said, the Porter gave it me. I said, she should go with me to the Porter, to know what Porter could give Merchant's Goods away. After that I found Mr. Jones out and shew'd him the particular Bag.</p>
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<p>Jones. Yes, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. What did you do farther ?</p>
<p>Hartly. I carry'd her before the Alderman. She said, the other Woman was to have half of it. And the Porter that had given it her was run away. But I saw the Woman take it myself.</p>
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<p>Hulse. On the 14th Day of February I was going off my Duty ; and hearing an Outcry , I turn'd back again. I look'd which Way the Prisoner should come, and saw him shoot the Side of Meat off his left Shoulder. He had got a Knot on his Head at the same Time. And we took him up directly and had him to the Compter.</p>
<p>Q. What Meat was it ?</p>
<p>Hulse. They told me Pork, but I did not perceive what sort of Meat.</p>
<p>Q. What became of him? Who took him up?</p>
<p>Hulse. I took him my Lord, and had him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17460226-6-person95" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prosecutor) Had you sold this Pork?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had not deliver'd it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No. I had not deliver'd it .</p>
<p>Prisoner. When the Man that hir'd me heard the Cry of Stop Thief, he ran away and left me with the Meat.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-7-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Baker's Man usually sets his Basket at the Door every Morning. I saw the Prisoner take the Bread .</p>
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<p>Bevis . When I came to my Basket Mr. Whiteland call'd the Prisoner back with the Bread .</p>
<p>Q. Whose Bread was it ?</p>
<p>Bevis .
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<p>Q. When the Prisoner was charg'd with it, what did he say to it?</p>
<p>Bevis. He said that he bought them for a Person at the Rose-Alehouse .</p>
<p>Q. Did he deliver them back?</p>
<p>Bevis. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Yes, my Lord , he will appear for me To-morrow; he is out of Town. I liv'd with Mr. Touchal .</p>
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<p>Bevis . Not with Bread, but I have seen him with Bakers.</p>
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<p>The Prisoner was recommended by Mr. Whiteland to the Favour of the Court, as being a poor Creature , for corporal Punishment .</p>
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<persName id="t17460226-8-person109"> Elizabeth Doney
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<interp inst="t17460226-8-person109" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-8-person109" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Do you know any Thing of this Woman's taking the Lodgings ? Is it your House?</p>
<p>Doney. It is my Floor, and I let the back Room out to Lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you hire it of?</p>
<p>Doney. Of Elizabeth Cookson.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the House?</p>
<p>Doney. In Tyburn-Road.</p>
<p>Q. How much do you let it for ?</p>
<p>Doney. I let the back Room for 18 d. a Week .</p>
<p>Q. When did she enter upon it ?</p>
<p>Doney. On the 22d of January.</p>
<p>Q. Did you let any Blankets or any Linnen Sheets?</p>
<p>Doney. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What became of them?</p>
<p>Doney. She had sold them to this Gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss the Things?</p>
<p>Doney. On Saturday Night.</p>
<p>Q. How did you miss them?</p>
<p>Doney. Seeing this Sheet double upon the Bed, I missed the other. Next Morning I knock'd at her Door, and desir'd to see if my Linnen was there.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any Excuse for herself when you charg'd her with it?</p>
<p>Doney. She said she did not know why she took it. But while I was looking for the Things she made her Escape. After this, she ran away, and
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<persName id="t17460226-9-person115"> Elizabeth Jones
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<interp inst="t17460226-9-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) When did you lose your Sheets ?</p>
<p>Jones. About a Month ago .</p>
<p>Q. Where were they lost?</p>
<p>Jones. They were lost out of Moor's Yard, in St. Martin's in the Fields .</p>
<p>Q. How came you to inspect the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Jones. As I went to fetch a pail of Water, I heard some Body go down the Stairs. I said, I did not know but my Room was robb'd. My Neighbour said, he saw a young Woman in a Cotton Gown go thro' the Yard .</p>
<p>Q. Did you find her at last?</p>
<p>Jones. She was stopp'd in Half-Moon-Street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes. She was carry'd to the Round-House .</p>
<p>Q. Did she own before the Justice that she had the Sheets ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-9-person116" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-9-person116" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to the Prisoner ) Would you ask this Woman any Questions ?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you see me take the Sheets off the Bed .</p>
<p>Court. After they were taken, she saw them in the Round House.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-9-person117"> Q.
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<persName id="t17460226-9-person118"> Thomas Atkin
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<p>Atkin. On Monday the 27th of February, the Prisoner at the Bar brought it to our House to pawn. My Mother had said, a Person had been with us to give Notice of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-10-person123" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-10-person123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Thackwaite) Did you lose these Things. Two Copper Saucepans, a Brass Pot and a Gown?</p>
<p>Thackwaite. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose them?</p>
<p>Thackwaite . The two Copper Saucepans we missed on Tuesday Se'nnight; the Pot on the Friday following, the Gown at the same Time.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did you miss them ?</p>
<p>Thackwaite . Out of the Kitchen, in Marsham-Street, St. James's .</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Thackwaite. These two Copper Saucepans we missed on Tuesday, and we did not know whether they were gone. But on Friday Evening, between Eight and Nine o'Clock, this Woman, the Prisoner, my Wife catch'd in the Passage with the Brass Pot and the Gown.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find her? In the Kitchen ?</p>
<p>Thackwaite. No, my Lord. In the Passage .</p>
<p>Q. What said the Prisoner to it? Did you charge the Prisoner with taking this Pot? What had she to say for herself?</p>
<p>Thackwaite. She did not say one Thing or another; we took her before the Justice and she there own'd , she took the Pot and Saucepan.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-10-person126" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My Lord I catch'd the Woman in the Passage. She missed her Step, which made me discover her. I open'd the Parlour Door, and she dropp'd this Bed-Gown out of her Hand.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say to the Pot?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-10-person127" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She went to the Street Door, and as soon as I was pass'd her, she dropp'd the Pot beyond the Street Door.</p>
<p>Q. Your Husband, I think, went for the Constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-10-person128" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . In the mean Time she own'd she had taken the two Saucepans the Tuesday before, and confess'd where she had sold them. She lay in our House on Monday Night.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to lie there?</p>
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<p>Q. She told you likewise where she had sold them.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you got the Things again?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-10-person131" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . They are all here in Court, my Lord. The Pawnbroker would not confess that she bought the large Pot of the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-10-person132"> Q.
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<p>The Prisoner had nothing to say for herself, neihad she any to appear for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-11-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Servant to Mr. Roberts. There were a pair of Ear-Rings lost. My Master keeps six or seven Servants. I desir'd my Mistress to search their Boxes and Trunks. Accordingly we all went up Stairs together. But there was nothing to be found of the Ear-Rings. I told my Mistress as nothing could be found here, I begg'd we might all be search'd in the Room. I first turn'd out my Pockets; then the House Maid, then the Cook and another Servant or two; then we came to the Prisoner at the Bar. She refus'd. My Master had his Child by, a Youth. What is the Reason you won't search your Box. Then she turn'd her Gown a little on one Side, and the first Thing my Master saw was these two Pillowbears, the next was a Towel, and this Handkerchief, in which were five Candles conceal'd: And my Master was angry with her for concealing these Things. And the Justice, when we went before him, ask'd her what Reason she had to keep these Things in her Pocket. She answer'd, to keep them clean. Five or six Candles in them, fine Things to keep them clean indeed!</p>
<p>The Prisoner had little to say for herself.</p>
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<p>Hayward . I was last Friday Evening at Mr. - 's in the Little-Minories ; he ask'd me to sit down by the Fire ; and there Sir, I fell asleep, and when I awak'd, I felt in my Pocket and miss'd my Silver Watch.</p>
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<p>Prisoner . Sir, there was a young Woman in the Room at the same Time.</p>
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<p>Page. About Seven o'Clock in the Evening, the Prisoner at the Bar brought this Watch to my House , in order to borrow a Guinea and a half. I ask'd her where she liv'd. She said, near where I liv'd. I ask'd her whose Watch it was. She said, her Husband's, and that he was ill, and that she pawn'd it out of Necessary, for her Husband. Then, Sir, she said, I let you know, the Watch is not mine, but a Woman's whose Husband is ill.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present when the Prisoner at the Bar confess'd this?</p>
<p>Page. Yes, When I had her before Justice Toll, she confess'd she had stole the Watch.</p>
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<p>Wilson. I will swear this was the Watch ; the Prosecutor bought and lost the Watch on the very same Day.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the Maker of the Watch?</p>
<p>Wilson. No, please your Honour, but I sold it to him.</p>
<p>Court. Well Prisoner, you hear what he has said against you; now 'tis your Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, there was a young Woman in the Room. She is witness to it as well as myself, that she gave me this Watch to carry to pawn, when I had Time: I had not been us'd to such a Things: I troubled all the Way I went.</p>
<p>Q. Was this young Woman in the Room all the while? Did she give you the Watch?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you call any Body to your Character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. There is a couple in the Yard.</p>
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<p>Hayward. Yes, there was a young Woman sat by fast asleep.</p>
<p>Q. Were you thoroughly sober?</p>
<p>Hayward. I cant say that I was.</p>
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<p>Q. Can you swear with any Certainty that these are your Goods?</p>
<p>George. I am certain they were, they were fresh made Candles. The Prisoner's Husband was question'd about the Candles, and said, when we went to his House, if there were any Candles they were ours; where we found 4 lb. more Candles , which I knew to be ours .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-13-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My Lord, On Saturday Night I had nobody in the House but myself and little Girl. a Customer in the Neighbourhood sent for some Candles, and said they must have them then. When I came home I miss'd several Pounds of Candles . I found the Prisoner in the Shop for a halfpenny Candle. I turn'd aside her Cloak, and found 6 lb. in her Apron.</p>
<p>Negro, Constable. I took charge of her Saturday Night : When I came, the Candles were taken out of her Lap; which Mrs. George declar'd were her's .</p>
<p>Q. But what do you know of your own Knowledge, of the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Constable. She could not tell on what Side of the Way in St. John-Street, the Man she bought them of , liv'd, nor whether he was a tall Man or a short Man that serv'd her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. If the Court will give me corporal Punishment for it, I shall be very much oblig'd to them .</p>
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<p>Webster. I let her and her Husband a Room, for 18 d. a Week. It was a little before Christmas, I can't tell justly the Day. Sir, she robb'd her Lodgings, she stole Sheets.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she stole them? You lost Sheets and miss'd them, you say?</p>
<p>Webster. I found them at the Pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you c arry the Prisoner before the Magistrate, did you examine her, or what did she say?</p>
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<p>Briggs. I dont know any Thing, but that these People came to enquire about the Sheets at my House.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your Oath now, can you say that the Prisoner at the Bar brought the Sheets to your House?</p>
<p>Briggs . I cant swear that she brought Sheets at this Time; but she has brought Sheets to me at Times for a Twelvemonth past.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord, I took the Room of these People two Months ago. They sell Spiritous Liquors, and I and their Daughter got fuddled together , and she perswaded me to carry one of these Sheets , accordingly I brought them the next Morning.</p>
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<p>Lowrey . I lost a large Copper Funnel between the Hours of Seven and Two.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find it?</p>
<p>Lowrey. At a Broker's in Moorfields.</p>
<p>Q. Who first inform'd you where this Funnel was?</p>
<p>Lowrey. The Broker, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Broker's Name?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person174"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person174" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person175"> David Carter
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person175" type="given" value="David"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Are you the Broker?</p>
<p>Carter. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say touching the Matter now in Question?</p>
<p>Carter. My Lord. Upon the 9th of February, between Eight and Nine o'Clock in the Morning,
<persName id="t17460226-15-person176"> Robert Wilson
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Prisoner at the Bar, brought to me a large Copper Funnel .</p>
<p>Q. To what Purpose did he bring it to you?</p>
<p>Carter. To sell, my Lord. He ask'd me 14 d. the Pound for it. I ask'd him what it was. He said it was the Head of a large Furnace. I ask'd him what he was, and he said, a Distiller. I said it was very odd, that you should be a Distiller, and ignorant what it was. My Lord, he told me that he liv'd at Henly upon Thames, that he was a Distiller, had come to Misfortunes, and must sell it. So when I question'd him about it, he said, if you don't like it, or don't think that I came honestly by it, I'll leave it, and go fetch a Person to my Character. With that I told him I would not have the Things left, without he said himself. At last, a Gentlewoman, a Widow of a Common-Council-Man of our Ward, who was some Relation to the Prisoner's Father, desir'd me not to charge an Officer with him. He equivocated in several Shapes. At last, he said, his Wife had bought these Things of a Woman that sold Rags and old Iron. Said I, what do you imagine your Wife might give for it? He insisted upon it, that she might give a Great 2 Pound. He told me his Father liv'd in St. Giles's, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260010"/> also his Brother. They directed me to the Prisoner's House, but his Wife deny'd him. I went in the Broad-Way, Westminster. I ask'd there, if there were not several Gentlemen that keep Distiller's Shops thereabouts. Pray do you know any one in particular, I said. They said, pray what is your Business? This Morning I stopp'd a Copper Funnel, which I imagine was some Gentleman's Property hereabouts, because the Person lives hereabouts that brought it. Upon this we went to a Person of the Business, Mr. Lowrey; and it appear'd that he was the Person that had lost the Funnel. Upon that we charg'd the Constable with the Prisoner. From that we went before the Justice and he was committed upon a Suspicion, because then Mr. Lowrey had not seen it. The next Day Mr. Lowrey came to me to see the Funnel, and swore it was his.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person177"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person177" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person177" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Lowrey) Look upon that Funnel: Is it yours?</p>
<p>Lowrey. Yes. This is what I lost the 4th of February.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person178"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person178" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person178" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Broker) Is that what you stopp'd?</p>
<p>Broker. It is what I stopp'd.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. My Lord please to observe that any Confession the Woman may make, must be against herself , it wont do against the other. He is charg'd in the Indictment with being the Principal .</p>
<p>Carter. He confess'd before the Justice that he gave a Groat a Pound for it .</p>
<p>Q. Did he confess he stood by when it was stole?</p>
<p>Carter . No.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person179"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person179" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person179" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Broker ) Who brought the Copper to you?</p>
<p>Broker . The Prisoner brought it to me.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person180"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person180" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person180" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner ) What have you to say?</p>
<p>Prisoner, This Man, when I came to bring the Funnel , stopp'd me: I emptied it out of my Sack, and they desir'd me to sit down by the Fire, and I sat down. They brought a parcel of People into the House, and stopp'd me and frighted me. They ask'd me whether I had any Money in my Pocket. But the Broker said, he would stop me with it, but not charge me with the Constable, and wanted me to run away. I sent to my Father to Broad St. Giles's ; and when my Brother came, he made him Pay 6 d. for sending his own Boy. The Broker told me I had a pretty deal of Impudence to ask 10 d. the Pound for it .</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner . I'll only mention this, that if this Man had been conscious he had committed the Felony, 'tis certain he might have made his Escape.</p>
<p>Barthia Whitefield . I went to Mr. Wilson's, the Prisoner; he said to me, don't you never light on no Copper Pots, no distilling Things, I can see them lie about in Shops. The first Thing I ever took was two Funnels, and he bought them of me. About a Fortnight after, I took this large Funnel. I was in Company with him at the Time I took it. He said, the Shop is clear, you may now take it. He receiv'd it of me, and gave me 3 d. the Pound for it.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person181"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person181" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person181" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person182"> Theodosia Clarke
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person182" type="surname" value="Clarke"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person182" type="given" value="Theodosia"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person182" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Do you know any Thing of taking up Barthia Whitefield at the Bar? What do you know of it?</p>
<p>Clarke. I had a Crown Reward to take her.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Wilson all this while?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person183"> Clarke In
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person183" type="given" value="Clarke"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the Gatehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Had you some Reward for taking of her up?</p>
<p>Clarke. Yes. Of Wilson's Spouse. She said, if you can catch her, I will give you a Crown.</p>
<p>It was answer'd Whitefield had never absconded at all.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person184"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person184" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person184" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person185"> Samuel Cherry
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person185" type="surname" value="Cherry"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person185" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) You are call'd to give an Account of
<persName id="t17460226-15-person186"> Robert Wilson
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person186" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , what Character does he bear in his Neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Cherry. I never saw any Thing by the Man, but that he was just and honest in all his Dealings.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Sort of Acquaintance with him?</p>
<p>Cherry. I have seen People come to buy Rags, Bottles, &c. of him.</p>
<p>Q. You say he liv'd by you two Years, and you know no Ill of him.</p>
<p>Cherry. No.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person187"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person187" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person187" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person188"> Elizabeth Franklin
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person188" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person188" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) How long have you known the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Franklin . Very near two Years, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does he bear in his Neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Franklin . I never heard any ill Character of him, but that he was a very honest principled Man, since he came into the Neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Acquaintance with him?</p>
<p>Franklin . I live in the Neighbourhood, have no Acquaintance or Dealings any farther than good Night and good Morrow.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person189"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person189" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person189" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person190"> Mary Cooper
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person190" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) You are call'd to give an Account of
<persName id="t17460226-15-person191"> Robert Wilson
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person191" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; how long have you known him?</p>
<p>Cooper . About two Years.</p>
<p>Q. Then I suppose it is not above two Years ago that he came into that Neighbourhood ; what Character does he bear?</p>
<p>Cooper . A very honest Character, as far as ever I heard.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Acquaintance ; have you had any Dealings with him?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260011"/>Cooper. No. His Parents are very honest, just People, and I believe him to be so too.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person192"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person192" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person192" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-15-person193"> Alice Hughs
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person193" type="surname" value="Hughs"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person193" type="given" value="Alice"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What Character does
<persName id="t17460226-15-person194"> Robert Wilson
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person194" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> bear in his Neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Hughs. A very honest Character as far as ever I heard.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any Acquaintance, any Dealings with him?</p>
<p>Hughs. No, Sir.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-15-person195"> Sarah Smith
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<interp inst="t17460226-15-person195" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-15-person195" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) You are call'd upon to the Character of the Prisoner at the Bar: Do you know any Thing of him?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes, I know him and his Father. I believe him to be a very honest Person.</p>
<p>In order to set this Matter in a clearer Light, we shall give the Close of his Lordship's Charge to the Jury. Gentlemen, you are to put the whole Matter together. The Evidence seems to lie pretty strong against Wilson. His having stolen the Goods in Possession, carrying them about in a suspicious Manner, as I find he was found in three different Stories, these are strong presumptive Evidences of Guilt. What he has to take off that Presumption was, that he was instrumental in apprehending of Barthia Whitefield; if you would make any Use of her Evidence, it must be taken together : That is, that she did steal it, but that Wilson was present at the Time that she took it.</p>
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<p>Wilson to be
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<interp inst="t17460226-16-off55" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing seven Linnen Sheets, value 10 s. two Linnen Table-Cloths, value 7 s. one Linnen Shift, value 2 s. four Silver Tea-Spoons, value 6 s. four Towels, value 1 s. a Hat, value 4 s. a Pillowbear, value 6 d. a pair of Silk Stockings and a Copper Pot, &c. </rs> the Property of
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<persName id="t17460226-16-person200"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person200" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person200" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply ) Did you lose any Goods at any Time ?</p>
<p>Coply . Yes, I lost two Linnen Table-Cloths, a laced Apron , a Cotton Gown, two Cloth Coats, a Silk Waistcoat, three pair of Worsted Stockings , a pair of Silk Stockings , a Copper Pot and a Silk Gown.</p>
<p>Q. Were these all your Goods?</p>
<p>Coply. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose them?</p>
<p>Coply. At different Times.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell when you miss'd them?</p>
<p>Coply. The 14th of September .</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose these Goods ?</p>
<p>Coply. Out of my Dwelling-House .</p>
<p>Q. Where is your Dwelling-House ?</p>
<p>Coply. In Chancery-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. How long has the Prisoner been your Servant ?</p>
<p>Coply. She came to me Valentine Day last was 12 Month.</p>
<p>Q. Having lost all these Things, How came you to suspect the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Coply. By her eloping from me.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was this? Did she go without Notice?</p>
<p>Coply. Without Notice, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What was done upon that?</p>
<p>Coply. A Friend of mine took her.</p>
<p>Q. Where was she taken?</p>
<p>Coply. In Eagle-Street, my Lord. I saw her there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge her with taking these Things?</p>
<p>Coply. Yes, my Lord. She acknowledg'd the taking of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mention all the particulars?</p>
<p>Coply. I can't say I did mention all of them. She own'd she took them.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any Excuse for herself?</p>
<p>Coply. She said she had a Lawyer she ow'd four Guineas to, and she wanted to raise Money to pay him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you carry her before any Magistrate ?</p>
<p>Coply. Yes. Before Justice Burdus .</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any other Excuse there ?</p>
<p>Coply. The same Excuse.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the Things again?</p>
<p>Coply. I have had part, and the Pawnbroker the rest.</p>
<p>Q. What's the Pawnbroker's Name?</p>
<p>Coply. Johnson .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-16-person201" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person201" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to Johnson ) What do you know of the Prisoner's having these Goods? Are they here?</p>
<p>Johnson . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner at the Bar bring these Things to you to pawn?</p>
<p>Johnson . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When was it she brought them?</p>
<p>Johnson. she came to us at different Times for eight or nine Years. The first part of these Goods came in July 44 .</p>
<p>Court. ( to Coply ) You say she came to you but about a Year ago, then these Goods that were brought in July 44, could not be your Goods.</p>
<p>Court. ( to Johnson ) Give an Account of what was brought to you from Valentine Day was 12 Month .</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260012"/>Johnson. The major Part of them was since that.</p>
<p>Q. Then first, is there any Table-Cloth, is there any Linnen Shift ?</p>
<p>Johnson. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Are there six Tea-Spoons, a Cambrick Handkerchief, or a laced Apron?</p>
<p>Johnson. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. A Napkin?</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How many?</p>
<p>Johnson. Two.</p>
<p>Q. A Woman's Hat?</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. A Pillowbear, two Cloth Coats?</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. A Silk Waistcoat, Worsted Stocking</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How many ?</p>
<p>Johnson. Two pair.</p>
<p>Q. A Copper Pot?</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. A Silk Gown ?</p>
<p>Johnson. No.</p>
<p>Q. Are these Things that were mention'd, brought here?</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Let the Prosecutor look upon them .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-16-person202" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person202" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Johnson) Have you any more to say?</p>
<p>Johnson. This Gentleman, the Prosecutor, ask'd me if I had such and such Things. I shew'd him some Things that he did not know he had lost. He did not chuse to prosecute at this Time, but took out a Warrant by Justice Burdus against me for receiving Goods known to be stolen. So he brought an Action against me for the Goods.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person203"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person203" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person203" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply) What became of the Action; Is the Action depending?</p>
<p>Coply. I order'd the Attorney to stop it . I thought I had got into bad Hands, it is not yet determin'd.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person204"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person204" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person204" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner ) What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord. Part of the Money I had for these Things, I had for my own Use, and some my Master had at different Times. I laid out the Money for Fish, Liquors, &c. Please you my Lord.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person205"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person205" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person205" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply) She liv'd with you near a Year, did you pay her any Wages?</p>
<p>Coply. I lent her 13 s. 9 d. and 5 s my Wife lent her unknown to me. And I engag'd for a pair of Shoes for her. But there was more due than this.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, my Mistress had a Quilted Petticoat of mine, she wore it most part of the Summer .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person206"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person206" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person206" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply) Had your Wife a Petticoat of her's?</p>
<p>Coply. She told my Wife she had a Petticoat at pawn, at such a Place, and it my Wife said it, she should have it .</p>
<p>Q. Did your Wife wear it?</p>
<p>Coply. I don't know, she might wear it for ought I know.</p>
<p>Court. The Prisoner says, she wore it for the whole Summer.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person207"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person207" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person207" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) What was she to pay for it?</p>
<p>Prisoner. It cost 13 s. 9 d.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person208"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person208" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person208" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply) Then you have paid her no Wages.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I have had 9 s. of my Master. My Master had of me, a Shilling he borrow'd , and sometimes he had 18 d. and sometimes when he wanted Change, he would ask for 2 d. or 3 d . and I take it to be 3 s. in all .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person209"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person209" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person209" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Coply) At the Time the pretended to take these Things, were you indebted to her the Value of them?</p>
<p>Coply. My Lord, I can't say any Thing to that. If she went away I could not have paid her. I never turn'd a Servant away without their Wages in my Lifetime.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-16-person210"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person210" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-16-person210" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Master, who is a Distiller upon Snow-Hill, and my Mistress, have sent to me twice , and promiss'd to come to appear for me when my Trial was to come on.</p>
<p>Court. Send for your Master and Mistress .</p>
<p>They were sent to, but were gone out to Supper .</p>
<p>Her Master was desir'd by the Court to pay her her Wages, upon receiving the Things.</p>
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<p>Slater. On Saturday Night last, about an Hour before dark, the Prisoner took two Books off of my Stand; one is call'd Milton's Paradice Lost, the other, a Poem in 12 Books, call
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<p>Slater. She went away with a Purpose to carry
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260013"/> them off, for she saw nobody there. I had that very Day lost another of these Books .</p>
<p>Q. How far from the Stand was you?</p>
<p>Slater. One or two Doors from it. She met me with the Book under her Cloak.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do upon that?</p>
<p>Slater. My Lord, I stopp'd her. I charg'd her with having my Goods. She shuffled, and ask'd what I had to do with her. And I caught these two Books from her, and I got her into a House .</p>
<p>Q. And what had she to say for herself?</p>
<p>Slater. That she had done nothing amiss, and if she had, she desir'd to answer for it. And demalt I would not use her ill, and the like. She was very bold in her Expressions. I took her before the Justice; the Justice ask'd her if she had nothing else to live upon but this; she answer'd, she had two Children, and was oblig'd to follow this Employment to maintain them .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Sir, I was just going from the Stall and I saw a Gentleman with a Plaid Morning Gown; and I ask'd him where the Gentleman was that belong'd to the Books. I had one Book in one Hand and another in the other ; and had a Design to buy them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you want to buy the se Books for?</p>
<p>Prisoner. To read.</p>
<p>The Court put the Prisoner to read Milton, but she did it but very indifferently. She said she was a poor Woman , and could read Welsh better than English.</p>
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<p>Whichurch. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose them ?</p>
<p>Whichurch. I lost them last Sabbath Day.</p>
<p>Q. From whence?</p>
<p>Whichurch. From my Lodgings .</p>
<p>Q. Where is your House?</p>
<p>Whichurch. In Cucumber-Alley, by the Seven-Dials .</p>
<p>Q. How come you to suspect the Prisoner took them?</p>
<p>Whichurch She own'd it, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you carry her when you took her up?</p>
<p>Whichurch. Before Justice De Veil .</p>
<p>Q. What were the particular Words she made use of? Did she own she took the Tea-Kettle and pawned it to the Pawnbroker .</p>
<p>Whichurch. She own'd she took them, and pawn'd them to one Harper.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-18-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took a Room of this good Woman, and I told her I found the Tea-Kettle was missing, and the Prisoner own'd that she pawn'd it to Mr. Harper, and he said he knew it to be stolen when he took it in.</p>
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<p>Harper. I did not take these things in: But she come suddenly to my Spouse; said, her Husband had got no Money, and they were almost ready to starve, and my Wife let her have a Loaf and Cheese, and 6 d. more the next Day. She wanted to sell it for 6 d. more. I said, if you will bring the right Proprietor I will give you 6 d. more for it, for I am afraid you have stole it.</p>
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<p>Davis. The Prisoner brought the Saws to my Master, who is a Pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whose they are?</p>
<p>Davis. They belong to
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<interp inst="t17460226-20-person237" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Morley). Did the Prisoner take a Lodging at your House?</p>
<p>Morley. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she pay for it?</p>
<p>Morley. Eighteen Pence.</p>
<p>Q. When did she take it , did you let her any Goods with it? Did you lend her two Sheets?</p>
<p>Morley. Yes. One was a new and the other an old one.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss the Sheets after she came into your Lodgings?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260014"/>Morley. Yes; for she went away before her Week was out, and the Sheets were missing .</p>
<p>Q. What did she say when you took her up?</p>
<p>Morley. She owned the Sheets at first. She would have had her Husband to pull off his Shirt to make me Satisfaction . We had the Husband taken up first, to make him find her.</p>
<p>Q. Did they come to your Lodgings together ?</p>
<p>Morley. Yes .</p>
<p>Q. Did they live together as Man and Wife in your Lodging?</p>
<p>Morley. Yes.</p>
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<p>Paris. I am a Housekeeper almost right against him .</p>
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<p>Mills. I keep a Linnen-draper's and Slop-Shop .</p>
<p>Q. Do you sell Stockings ?</p>
<p>Mills. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your House, Sir ?</p>
<p>Mills. On Tower-hill, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. Did you, at any Time, lose any Stockings out of your Shop?</p>
<p>Mills. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Are they here in Court?</p>
<p>Mills. Yes; the Evidence has had them ever since the Prisoner was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing to say of the Prisoner's taking them, of your own Knowledge?</p>
<p>Mills. The Week before he was taken, I saw a Lad take a Bundle of Stockings: He had got a loose Great-Coat on; when we catch'd hold of him, he flipt his Coat. I had a Suspicion after that.</p>
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<p>Paris. I was sitting, looking out of my Window ; I saw this Boy, the Prisoner at the Bar, reaching over the Hatch of the Gentleman's Shop, between Three and Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, on the 14th of February; I saw the Boy come away with the Bundle of Stockings; I stept to the Door, as fast as I could (for I was lame;) by that Time he was got even with me; you Rascal, says I, you have robb'd the Gentleman's Shop. I cry'd, Stop Thief! and he was immediately taken and carried before the Justice.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have not a Friend in the World.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing to say for yourself .</p>
<p>The Prisoner had little to say in his own Defence.</p>
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<p>Mackey. The 3d of this Month.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-22-person250" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) What have you say?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I being in Necessity, and making away with my Stays, I met a Woman I knew; I said , I should like to have a little Broth; I gave her Six-pence to buy me a little Meat; I told her that I would come to her again; I went to the first Alehouse, calling for a Pint of Beer, I insisted to have it warm'd; but he pushed me about ; I did not know it was the Master of the House. The Hammer Head I receiv'd of the other Woman; but I went out without it.</p>
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<p>Gimox. She had laid it down before.</p>
<p>As there was but presumptive Evidence against the Prisoner, she was
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<p>Langstaff. My Lord, I lost a Pair of Stockings and a Tea Spoon, the 18th Instant.</p>
<p>Q. From whence ?</p>
<p>Langstaff. Out of my own Room, in
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<interp inst="t17460226-23-person256" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She said, she saw my Daughter in Shoreditch, and gave her 6 d. She said, God had thrown it in her Way to do Good; God had given her 40 l. a Year. I fetch'd a Pint of Drink for her, but she had a Dram first. She promised what great Things she would do, as she
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260015"/> has to a great many besides me. She was to go to take her Quarter's Money, and that she had found Ten Queen Anne's Guineas, and promised to make me a Present of One when I had winded my Silk to carry it home. Now says she, I will go to George's Yard. They know her. Says she, do you carry your Work home, and I'll go there and order a Steake, something hot for the Mouth, against Twelve o'Clock: I must be at the Inn at One: So I went and told another Person of it, and she had decoy'd her with the same Story. I went to ask if such a one was there; she said, she was not, but she was here last Night. I said, she has robb'd me of a Pair of Stockings and a Spoon. This Gentlewoman, that I went to, was sitting in a Room with her Mother. Says this Gentlewoman, she (the Prisoner) is just gone by the Door; I went after her, and said to her very softly, Come, let us go back and see Mrs. Perguson. When we came into the House, I was in a Passion: I clapt my Hands on each Side of her, and found the Stockings on one Side in her Pocket; I threw them down at the Feet of the Table, and she said, they were not mine. I said, they were mine, for they had a Darn in such a Place. Now, I said, give me my Spoon: She said, she had it not, and made many Wishes. I said, let me feel in your Breast, and I found it there. If it is mine, it is mark'd with F. L. accordingly it was .</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose the Stockings and Spoon out of your Room ?</p>
<p>Langstaff. Yes .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-23-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. The Prisoner confessed the Things when she was committed. She own'd that she took them, and they were taken upon her .</p>
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<p>The Prisoner had nothing to say. She is near 60 Years of Age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person264" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of this Matter charg'd on the Prisoner at the Bar? Did you let him the Lodgings? You say you charge him with these Goods; what do you say in order to charge him?</p>
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<p>Q. How do you prove he robb'd you? When did you let the Lodgings to him?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-24-person266"> Mary Gilson
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person266" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About four Months ago.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first miss the Goods ?</p>
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<p>Q. Then you charg'd the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
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<p>Q. Who did he pawn them to?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person269" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't know the People's Name, or the Place; but he carried me to the People where he had pawn'd them. First I found the Looking Glass, then the Sheets; the Blanket or Pillow I have not found, nor could I find, nor the Brass Candlestick.</p>
<p>Q. Then you found nothing but the Looking Glass and Pair of Sheets? [The Curtains, Glass and Sheets were produced in Court.] Have you any Thing farther to say against this Man ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person270" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-24-person270" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask the Witness any Questions ? She says, you own'd you had robb'd your Lodgings, and you carried her to the Place, and confessed the taking of these Things.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I took these Things out of meer Necessity, out of no Design to wrong her. I had not discharg'd the Room, nor given the Key up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Constable. The Warrant was brought to the Prisoner's Wife. I took her up, but I could do nothing with her. The Prisoner took these Things, and pawn'd them in Broad St. Giles's Parish . He went the Day before I took him up, took the People to buy out the Glass, Curtain and Sheet, after he knew the Warrant was out against him: His Wife told us so .</p>
<p>Q. Did he own to you he took the Goods and pawn'd them at the Pawnbrokers? and that he got the People to fetch them out ?</p>
<p>Pulling. Yes .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-24-person272" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to the Prisoner) What have you to say in your own Defence ?</p>
<p>Prisoner . I had no Design to rob you.</p>
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<p>Best. My Wife did, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When did she let the Lodgings to him?</p>
<p>Best. In May last.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260016"/>Q. How long did he continue in the Lodgings ?</p>
<p>Best. 'Till he was taken up .</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take him up?</p>
<p>Best. We had a Suspicion .</p>
<p>Q. What follow'd upon that ? Did you examine him about it?</p>
<p>Best. Yes; and he told me where the Things were, and we had a Warrant and found them.</p>
<p>Q. And you found them where he told you?</p>
<p>Best. Yes, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. What did you find there?</p>
<p>Best. Three Blankets , a Pair of Sheets, a Pillow and Bolster, and Tea-kettle.</p>
<p>Q. And these were your Goods? They were Part of the Furniture of his Lodgings?</p>
<p>Best. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-25-person279" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Question?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to ask him how long it is that he knew those Things were pawned?</p>
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<p>Best. I found some missing about ten Days ago.</p>
<p>Q. When did you take him up?</p>
<p>Best. Last Thursday .</p>
<p>Q. When had you first a Suspicion of him?</p>
<p>Best. About ten Days ago.</p>
<p>To the Prisoner. He says he entertain'd a Suspicion of you about ten Days or a Fortnight ago.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, 'tis above three Months since: 'Tis a very bad Time of the Year; I paid Half a Crown 2 Week, and they teaz'd me for the Money; I said I must be obliged to make away with the Things, if they must have the Money. After that, my Lord, I told him, that the Rent of the Room was too dear for me; as soon as ever I could make it good I would quit his Lodgings; but I never quitted my Lodgings, 'till he obliged me to it. I could bring a Gentleman, my Friend, that would have laid down the Money: He made an Agreement with me, not above a Fortnight ago, if I would pay him five Shillings a Week, that he would be easy with me and bring the Things out by little and little as I could; but there is something that vexed him that made him do it. I had no design to wrong him.</p>
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<p>Clarke. She was a Servant of mine; I had Occasion to go up to my Drawers to fetch some Money, which was three Guineas: This was a little That before I lost the Money .</p>
<p>Q. How long was it ago?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-26-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the Prisoner, unlock'd my Drawers, took out this Money. The People thought that I had sent her; they came and told me of it . I went up to the Drawer and found my Money was gone: She was going away and had made up her Cloaths, and amongst them I found one of my Shirts, and I tax'd her with it and she deny'd it. While we were searching of her she had about Piece of small Money wrapp'd up in a Paper which she endeavour'd to throw behind the Clock . Afterwards I found two Guineas and a Moidore, and two Half Guineas which I took out of her Mouth.</p>
<p>Q. Did you carry her before a Magistrate? Was there any Examination taken of her?</p>
<p>Clarke. Yes.</p>
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<p>The Prisoner declar'd that she got the Money before she came to him.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person289"> Q.
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<interp inst="t17460226-26-person289" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Your Master says you were making off, and that you had put up a Shirt of his.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I don't know any Thing of it.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person290"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person290" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person290" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-26-person291"> Mary Aldchurch
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person291" type="surname" value="Aldchurch"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person291" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you say to this?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. I saw the Prisoner open the Drawers on the 20th of January.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the Drawers?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. In one pair of Stairs forward.</p>
<p>Q. Were the Drawers in the Room where you were?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. Yes. All the Time she stoop'd, and in a fideling Way look'd at me all the while.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw her at the Drawers, did you not go to her, as People us'd to do in such Cases, to know what was the Matter?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. No. Then I ran down and told my Brother .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person292"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person292" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person292" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Clarke) Then the Money that was wrapp'd in Paper, was your's.</p>
<p>Clarke . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. You say she threw it against the Clock; did she throw it behind the Clock?</p>
<p>Clarke. Yes, and it hit against the Clock. She had One Guinea in her Pocket, nineteen Shillings,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260017"/> one Crown Piece, four Half Crowns, and a Piece of Money resembling a Half Crown that was not good.</p>
<p>The Pieces were produced in Court .</p>
<p>Clarke. This Piece I have had above three Years .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person293"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person293" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person293" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Aldchurch) Do you know of any Money being taken out of her Mouth?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. Yes. I was in the House at the same Time.</p>
<p>Q. What Money was that ?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. A 27 s. Piece, two Guineas and two Half Guinea</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine the Prisoner's Bundle?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. Not just then, but I did afterwards .</p>
<p>Q. How long after?</p>
<p>Aldchurch. About an Hour and a half, I can't justly say.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person294"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person294" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person294" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Will you ask this Witness any Questions;</p>
<p>Prisoner . I got the Money before I came there, and they heard the Money gingle down, and then they bid me mend my Master's Stockings. Did you see the Money in my Cloathes?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person295"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person295" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person295" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-26-person296"> Anne Sparks
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person296" type="surname" value="Sparks"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person296" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Sparks. I was in the Room sitting in the Chair against the Drawers . She drew away the Chair and open'd the Drawer , and took something out and went to put it into her Pocket, and put it beside her Pocket. She took it up again and went off with it.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present at the searching of her?</p>
<p>Sparks . Yes, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. What was found upon her?</p>
<p>Sparks . The Money before mention'd .</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine her Mouth ?</p>
<p>Sparks. No, my Lord. But I saw the Money when taken,</p>
<persName id="t17460226-26-person297"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person297" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-26-person297" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I got the Gold and Silver and small Money before I came to his House. My Gold I had in my Box.</p>
<p>Q. You say it was your own Money: How came your Money in your Master's Drawers?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not touch any.</p>
<p>Q. You must consider here was a counterfeit Half Crown. The Witnesses both swear the counterfeit Half Crown was taken from you, and your Master swears that he had it three Years. If your Money was your own why did you put it into your Mouth?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was like to be tore to Pieces about it.</p>
<p>Q. Your Master, when you was charg'd about it, said, you deny'd you had any Money about you.</p>
<p>The Judge to the Jury. Gentlemen, it is laid as a capital Felony. They have prov'd one Moidore, two Guineas and two Half Guineas, &c. that I don't see how it is possible for you to lower the Value of Money.</p>
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<persName id="t17460226-27-victim301" type="victimName"> Rachel North
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<persName id="t17460226-27-person302"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person302" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person302" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to North) Give an Account of what you know of the Prisoner at the Bar. She is charg'd with picking your Pocket.</p>
<p>North. Gentlemen, my proper Witness is not here, I have sent , I expect him to be here every Moment .</p>
<p>Q. Give an Account of what you know of this Matter .</p>
<p>North . I had been at an Acquaintance's House of mine , the other End of the Town. Coming home I was very late, between Eleven and Twelve o'Clock.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>North. To the best of my Knowledge, Sunday Night last was three Weeks; this happen'd in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17460226-27-off93 t17460226-27-crimeloc94"/>: There were two Creatures came up to me and said, How do you do, good Woman? She (the Prisoner) got up close by me, whereas my Pocket hung as it does now: Says I, good Woman, I don't know you. There were two Creatures together. She put her Hand into my Pocket and took out two Half Crowns, a new Six-pence and some Farthings, to the best of my Knowledge three Half-pence. When she took it out I felt her Hand in my Pocket, but I did not seize her immediately, because I could not see the Watchmen about. Thinks I, when I see a proper Watchman I'll charge you with it. There were three of the Creatures. When they came down Foster-Lane, says she (the Prisoner) I'll go Home this Way; says I, I can go Home this Way too. When I saw the Watchman upon the Stand I took immediately hold of her Arm; I said, you have robb'd me of such and such Money. When we came to the Watchman, as she is a common Creature that every one knows, I said, you robb'd me; she express'd herself in a Way I cannot express. I have a Husband, and I have got a Child almost nine Years old; I told her, I did not know what she meant by it; I don't desire, I said, any further Law; but I would have my own. Says the Constable, give
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260018"/> this poor Woman her Money, if you have robb'd her; and if you insist upon it, good Woman, she must go to the Compter. Says I, she has robb'd me. When she came to the Compter Gate, oh! says she, I'll give twenty Half-Crowns, I'll give you your Money again to let me free. Please you , my Lord, we went to the Compter; when we went before the Alderman, oh, says he,
<persName id="t17460226-27-person303"> Elizabeth Hooker
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<interp inst="t17460226-27-person303" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person303" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I know you to belong to a Gang of Thieves in Cheek-Lane , you come often upon such Affairs, I must commit you. The Alderman told her he had seen her in the Streets at Night.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person304"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person304" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person304" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to Rachel North.) Where do you live?</p>
<p>North. I live at Hackney, overagainst Justice Mark's.</p>
<p>Q. How did you come to charge the Prisoner at the Bar, when you say there were two Women?</p>
<p>North. One of them went before, she ( the Prisoner) stood up close by me .</p>
<p>Q. When did you find your Pocket was pick'd ?</p>
<p>North. That very Instant, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. When did you first examine your Pocket?</p>
<p>North. After this Accident .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person305"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person305" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person305" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Will you ask this Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I have known the Witness these twenty Years; she has been try'd several Times here; she has stood in the Pillory three Times: My Lord, she charg'd another Woman with the Robbery as well as me. She ask'd me to go to drink with her. Enquire her Character. Coming down Honey-Lane Market, the Prosecutor standing by the Door, she ask'd me to go and drink with her; she insisted I should go and drink along with her. I follow'd down all Cheapside: As I came down there, there came along a Man with a Link in his Hand. The Prosecutor insisted I should drink with her, or else, she told me, it would be the worse for me. Says she, here is the Watchman, I'll charge you with stealing two Half-Crowns, and a new Sixpence, and three Halfpence. I said, You Watchman, see I throw nothing out of my Pocket. When I came into the Watch-house the Constable search'd, me and search'd the other young Woman. When we came in to the Watch-house, he says, What Rachel, the Jew , &c.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person306"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person306" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person306" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person307"> George Mason
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person307" type="surname" value="Mason"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person307" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Watchman.) What do you know touching this Matter?</p>
<p>Mason. I was in the House when she was brought down into the Watch-house: I was in the House all the Time she was there along with the Man she was charg'd with. What the Prisoner says is all false ; she was not search'd in the Watch-house by the Constable, nor any one else.</p>
<p>Q. Was she search'd at the Compter?</p>
<p>Mason. She offer'd rather to give twenty Half-Crowns than go to the Compter .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person308"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person308" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person308" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) You have said that the Witness,
<persName id="t17460226-27-person309"> Rachel North
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<interp inst="t17460226-27-person309" type="given" value="Rachel"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person309" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , has been convicted of Perjury; if you object that against her, you must prove it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, she stood once at the End of Fetter-Lane ; once at the End of Fleet-Lane; and once at the End of Fleet-Market. She has been tried several Times at the Old-Baily .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person310"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person310" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person310" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Have you any Witnesses to call?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes .</p>
<p>Q. What, do you call these Witnesses to your Character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. To my Character, my Lord.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person311"> Mary Harrison
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<interp inst="t17460226-27-person311" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Please you, my Lord, I was along with my Mistress; we had been out at Dinner. We met the Prosecutor; she ask'd my Mistress to drink a Dram: She said, if she did not drink a Dram it would be the worse for her. She follow'd us down Foster-Lane; there she charg'd her with the Watch; there the Prisoner at the Bar was search'd, and they found no more than a Six-pence, a Thimble, and a Knife .</p>
<p>Q. Where did the Constable search her?</p>
<p>Harrison. In the Watch-house .</p>
<p>Q. Were you search'd too ?</p>
<p>Harrison. Yes, please you, my Lord. I had two Shillings in my Pocket.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person312"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person312" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person312" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person313"> George Mason
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person313" type="surname" value="Mason"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person313" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Was this
<persName id="t17460226-27-person314"> Mary Harrison
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person314" type="surname" value="Harrison"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person314" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person314" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in the Watch-house?</p>
<p>Mason. Yes; but what she says is all false, for she was not search'd.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person315"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person315" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person315" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ( to Mary Harrison.) What farther have you to say ?</p>
<p>Harrison. The Constable search'd us, but found no such Money about us.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to the Compter with her the next Day?</p>
<p>Harrison. No; only to see her. When we were in the Watch-house the Prosecutor charg'd me as a Party concern'd; but afterwards she said, I have nothing to lay to her Charge. But when I was coming out, she charg'd me again; then the Constable would not take her Charge.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Watchman charg'd with you as well as with the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, my Lord, she did not charge me.</p>
<p>Q. Is the Prisoner your Mistress?</p>
<p>Harrison. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What Business does your Mistress follow?</p>
<p>Harrison. She deals at Rag-Fair in buying and selling old Clothes .</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260019"/>Q. Who is the next Witness?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person316"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person316" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person316" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person317"> John Halberd
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person317" type="surname" value="Halberd"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person317" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What are you?</p>
<p>Halberd. I am a Diamond-cutter by Trade; but I have been a Porter for some Years behind the Royal-Exchange .</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say to this Matter ?</p>
<p>Halberd. I had been home with my Master that I did Business for; he had been drinking at the Angel, at one Mr. Pauling's; he order'd me to attend upon him with a Link. I was coming home to Crowder's-Well-Alley: As I was coming along, over-against Row-Church, I saw this Woman and the Prisoner at the Bar: So, says I, how do you do. I had known her by coming up and down the Street. Phillis, said I, how do you do; if you think proper to go my Way, you shall partake of the Light of my Link: With that, this Woman insisted upon the Prisoner at the Bar to drink; the Prisoner made Answer, she would not drink with her at all, she did not like her. The Prosecutor answer'd, If you won't drink with me it will be worse for you by and by. With that, I said to Phillis at the Bar, I can't stay, God bless you, I wish you good Night. In about two or three Days after she sent for me to Wood-Street Compter: That is all I know of it .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person318"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person318" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person318" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prosecutor) Did you see this Porter?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Please your Honour, there was no Man with her, 'till they came to the Watch-House; there was no Man there with a Link nor any Thing else .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person319"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person319" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person319" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person320"> Anne Higham
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person320" type="surname" value="Higham"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person320" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person320" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of this Matter ?</p>
<p>Higham. I know nothing of it, but I come to give the Prisoner a Character. I never heard any Thing against her in my Life. I have trusted her in my House, and left her in my House .</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her ?</p>
<p>Higham. I have known her these six or seven Years , my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. You take her to be an honest Woman.</p>
<p>Higham. I never heard of her being dishonest.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever trusted her?</p>
<p>Higham. Yes, my Lord .</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Higham. I rent a House in Chiswell-Street of 12 l. a Year, opposite the Sash and Rising-Sun.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person321"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person321" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person321" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person322"> Margaret Fisher
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person322" type="surname" value="Fisher"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person322" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Fisher. Nothing but what is very honourable. I take in Gentlemen's Linnen to wash. I have trusted her in my Place often, and I know nothing to the contrary of her being a very honest Woman in all Respects.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Fisher. In Whitecross-Street.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person323"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person323" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person323" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-27-person324"> Walter Buckling
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person324" type="surname" value="Buckling"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person324" type="given" value="Walter"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you know ?</p>
<p>Buckling. Please you my Lord, I have known the Prisoner these five or six Years. I have trusted her in my House, and I never saw any Thing against her.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does she bear in the Neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Buckling. She liv'd within ten Doors of me.</p>
<p>Q. What Business does she follow?</p>
<p>Buckling. Buying of Cloathes, and China to sell and change, and Things of that Kind .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-27-person325"> William Garret
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person325" type="surname" value="Garret"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person325" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Constable of Aldersgate-Ward.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the Time that the Prisoner was brought into the Watch-House?</p>
<p>Garret. Sunday Night about Five o'Clock.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Prisoner charg'd with?</p>
<p>Garret. She was charg'd with picking the Pocket of one
<persName id="t17460226-27-person326"> Rachel North
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person326" type="surname" value="North"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person326" type="given" value="Rachel"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-27-person326" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember whether the Prisoner at the Bar was search'd?</p>
<p>Garret. Yes, her Pockets were search'd, and she would have suffer'd herself to be stripp'd .</p>
<p>Q. What was in her Pocket?</p>
<p>Garret. A Sixpence and a few Halfpence. The other Woman has as bad a Character as she. One charg'd the other to be a Sodomite . This Prosecutor and Defendant were in Cheapside all the Evening .</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear to you by any Thing the Prosecutor said, that she was coming from the other End of the Town. Did she confess she had been with her in the Evening?</p>
<p>Garret. She stood talking with her in Cheapside, that was all she confess'd.</p>
<p>Q. You said just now, you found they had been together all the Evening.</p>
<p>Garret. I enquir'd how they came to be brought down to me. I said, was there not a Watch in Cheapside to charge this Woman with. She said, they were bearing the Round.</p>
<p>Q. You say the Prisoner was search'd at the Watch-House.</p>
<p>Garret. Yes, she and the little one; and I found about the value of 3 s. and some Half-pence; but not a Half Crown</p>
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<p>Q. You carry'd her to the Watch-House, was she search'd in the Watch-House?</p>
<p>Mason. I cannot say whether she was or not. I saw 6 d, that dropp'd out of her Pocket.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260020"/>Q. Was there no Search at all? was her Companion search'd ?</p>
<p>Mason. No, my Lord, she was not.</p>
<p>Court. The Constable says she was; that he took Money out of both Pockets himself .</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Discourse between the Prisoner and her?</p>
<p>Mason. The Women came down talking together; I heard their Discourse, but could not well tell what they said: But the Prosecutor said, I charge you with this Woman for picking my Pocket of two Half-Crowns. The Prisoner did say, that she would rather give any thing than go to the Compter.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing more to say, than that I had no more Money about me.</p>
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<p>Court, (to William Basson.) Give an Account of what you know of the Prisoner at the Bar .</p>
<p>Basson. My Lord, he brought to my House, on the 30th of January, 140 Ounces of Gold Plate , or Silver gilt Plate; out of the Parcel he took 10 Ounces and a half. I receiv'd the Whole in Custody, and I never perceiv'd any was missing 'till last Saturday, when I sent to the Person that employs me; he said we had no such Parcel, it wanted 10 Ounces and a half. The Prisoner had alter'd the Paper and forg'd another Paper, and so made it 10 Ounces and a half less. The Gentleman told him, this is not the Paper, this is not my Hand, this is your own Hand.</p>
<p>Court. But you say the Prisoner at the Bar took 10 Ounces and a half back.</p>
<p>Basson. Yes, my Lord, by his own Confession he sold it at a Silversmith's in Whitechapel at 5 s. 5 d. an Ounce.</p>
<p>Court. You say he carry'd it to a Person in Whitechapel, and there sold it.</p>
<p>Basson. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I was very much in Liquor at that Time.</p>
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<p>Basson. Not at all my Lord.</p>
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<p>Stephens . The third of January last, the Prisoner came to my Shop and offer'd to sell some Gilt Plate, what we call Waste. I ask'd him how he came by it. He said it was his own, he was a Master Olrice-Weaver, and he kept several Men under him. Don't some of the Master's employ you? Yes, he said . What is the Reason you don't carry this back again ? My Master won't give me so much by 6 d. an Ounce as I cansell it to a Shopkeeper. I ask'd him where he liv'd and where his Master liv'd. I gave him 5 s. 5 d . an Ounce for the Silver.</p>
<p>Q. It was gilt Plate, was it not?</p>
<p>Stevens. Yes, gilt Plate, please you, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Basson. It was cut in a thousand Bits. It was upon Quills at first, when he took it away. The Length of it might be a thousand Yards, but he cut it off in Bits .</p>
<p>Q. What was the Use of that Plate?</p>
<p>Basson. To make Lace .</p>
<p>Q. It was brought to your House in Plate.</p>
<p>Basson. In Wire , my Lord. Our Trade is to put it upon Silk .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I know nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460226-28-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, the Prisoner at the Bar confess'd to me that he had taken 10 1/2 Ounces of Gold Plate, and sold it to a Silversmith in Whitechapel . Mr. Basson gave me three Guineas in order to redeem it again.</p>
<p>Q. When did he make this Confession to you ?</p>
<p>Best. I think the last Week at Mr. Basson's House.</p>
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<p>Basson. Yes. He has been my Servant four or five Years, but a great Villain to me.</p>
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<p>The Prisoner had little to say in his own Defence.</p>
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<p>Woodward. I have abundance of Pots . But these were lost the 30th of last Month.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose then?</p>
<p>Woodward. A quart Pot and a pint Pot.</p>
<p>Q. Any Thing else? Did you lose a penny Pewter Pot too.</p>
<p>Woodward. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suppose the Prisoner at the Bar, Goodsense, took it?</p>
<p>Woodward. Because they came to my House, and upon falling out, they made a Confession.</p>
<p>Q. When was this Confession made?</p>
<p>Woodward. I think on the 30th of January.</p>
<p>Q. Which is Goodsense?</p>
<p>Woodward. The little one. Delforce is the Mother of her.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Mother confess?</p>
<p>Woodward. I had been out in the Evening, and when I came home, I found the two Prisoners accusing one another: Upon that I had a Suspicion of them and carry'd them before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of the Confession made before the Justice, was it taken in Writing?</p>
<p>Woodward. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got it here;</p>
<p>Woodward. No.</p>
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<p>Robinson. The Mother, this Delforce, wanted me go with her to the Church-Warden , to get her little Girl into the Hospital. Delforce brought
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<interp inst="t17460226-29-person353" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , her Daughter, to my House; as soon as ever she came in, she said, Hussey, where is the Pot I put out for the Servant to take. I put it out to the Door, and coming out again the Pot was gone.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Girl say upon being charg'd with taking the Pot?</p>
<p>Robinson. Said, she knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. How did her Grandmother treat her all this Time?</p>
<p>Robinson. The Grandmother said, she was positive none had been there but her. And said, if Goodsense would not own where the Pot was, she would make Mr. Woodward send her to Jail. They told her she should not be hurt if she would tell the Truth. But at last she said, she knew the Girl that had took it away. Then they went to enquire after this Girl. She mention'd the Girl that was along with her at taking it away. The Girl that she said had taken it away, had not seen her that Day. I heard the little Girl, Goodsense, say, the Person's Name was Hull , that bought the Pot .</p>
<p>Q. Who sold it?</p>
<p>Robinson. She sold it herself.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say that she took it?</p>
<p>Robinson. She told her Grandmother, that she took it from the Entry of the Door of her Grandmother's Passage .</p>
<p>Q. What Age is the Girl ?</p>
<p>Robinson . I think her Mother says she is 15 To-morrow.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing more to say?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260023"/>Robinson. When I examin'd her, the Mother , Delforce, beat her till she was in a Gore of Blood.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Mother committed for?</p>
<p>Robinson. Why they said, the Mother was with the Girl when they took the Money for the Pot .</p>
<p>Q. How is that prov'd?</p>
<p>Robinson. It does not at all appear.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Thing more to say?</p>
<p>Robinson. The Mother knew nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Holmes. Yesterday was a Week, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you lose?</p>
<p>Holmes. About Two Yards and a half.</p>
<p>Q. How did you lose it?</p>
<p>Holmes. Out of my Compter.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your Shop?</p>
<p>Holmes. In East-Smithfield.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suppose the Prisoner at the Bar took it?</p>
<p>Holmes. My Lord, one of my Servants catch'd him .</p>
<p>Ruth - I saw the Prisoner put it into his Bosom.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do?</p>
<p>Ruth - I ask'd him what he took it for, and he told me he took it out to see what it was.</p>
<p>Q. Whence did he take it?</p>
<p>Ruth - Out of the Compter.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Compter shut?</p>
<p>Ruth - Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What else?</p>
<p>Ruth - Why he took it to make him a pair of Breeches.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I had it in my Hand upon the Compter. She came up and said , what are you doing, you are about to put that up. No, says I, Ruth, I am not. Upon that I took the Stick I had there and went home. The Maid sent for me at Night. I did not know what it was for, I said, I would go. I have been up and down there these 20 Years. They never found I had any Thing in the World, nor wrong'd them of a Farthing .</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Body to speak to your Character ?</p>
<p>Holmes . I have known this Man 22 Years.</p>
<p>Q. Pray, except in this particular Fact, what Character does he bear? Did you ever hear that he had been guilty of any Thing of this Sort.</p>
<p>Holmes. I have entrusted him with 100 l. worth of Things.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any Reason to suspect his taking any other of your Goods?</p>
<p>Holmes. No. my Lord.</p>
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<p>Pearson. I lost a pair of Stockings about Two o'Clock, the 22d of February, from my Shop in Chiswell-Street .</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against either of the Prisoners ?</p>
<p>Pearson. Please you, my Lord, two Women came to my Shop in order to buy Stockings, as they pretended .</p>
<p>Q. Did they come together?</p>
<p>Pearson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Pearson. They cheapen'd some Stockings. They wanted some green Stockings with red Clocks. They told me they wanted something more ordinary. My Servant brought some, but they would not give so much for them; A Person had been there before and gave but so much. My Wife, as they seem'd to be poor Girls, desir'd they might have them. The little Girl would not give so much as 22 d. for them, which was their own Price. I bid them get them gone, they did not come to buy. A Neighbour came to me, and said, please to examine your Stockings, whether you have not lost any. There were two Dozen upon the Compter. I examin'd the Stockings, and there were two pair gone.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after the Women were gone?</p>
<p>Pearson. About a Minute. Says this Man that stands here, if we go out, I believe we shall overtake them. When I overtook I laid hold of them, and said, go back to my House: With that the beggar-Woman took one of the Stockings and threw it over some Pallisades . So then I brought them to
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174602260024"/> my House. Presently after this came a Neighbour of mine and brought the other Stocking, that they had thrown within the Pallisades .</p>
<p>Q. After this, what did you do farther?</p>
<p>Pearson. Please you my Lord , I brought them to my House , and we thought it proper to have an Officer. They call'd me Rogue, and the like. Upon this we had them before a Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did they deny it? As to these Stockings produced, these are odd Stockings; were they upon your Compter at that Time ?</p>
<p>Pearson. Yes, please you my Lord, in Pairs, in 24 Pairs .</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect that particular Stocking you saw the little one throw away, are you sure it was one of them?</p>
<p>Pearson. I did not take it off the Pallisades. This Man, the other Witness , took it off.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Ting more to say?</p>
<p>Pearson. I have nothing more to say.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person366"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person366" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person366" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoners) Will you either of you ask the Gentleman any Questions. He speaks more particularly to you, that he saw you, Dawson, throw the Stocking upon the Iron Pallisades .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person367"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person367" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person367" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-31-person368"> Moses Price
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person368" type="surname" value="Price"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person368" type="given" value="Moses"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person368" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Do you know of the Stocking being thrown upon the Iron Spike; which of them did you see throw it?</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person369"> Mary Dawson
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<interp inst="t17460226-31-person369" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you deliver this Stocking to?</p>
<p>Price. I kept it 'till the Officer came, and we went before the Justice.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person370"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person370" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person370" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Dawson, the Prisoner) Would you ask him any Questions? He swears he saw you throw one Stocking upon some Iron Rails, that he took it off and carry'd it to the Prosecutor afterwards, and deliver'd it to the Constable: And it is now in Court, and the Prosecutor swears it is his.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person371"> Michael Watkins
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person371" type="surname" value="Watkins"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person371" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person371" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Black-Raven in Chiswell-Street. I saw my Neighbour go after the Prisoners, and as he pursu'd them one of them clapp'd her Hand to her Bosom; one Stocking hung on the Rails, and the other by. They were taken up by
<persName id="t17460226-31-person372"> Martha Willis
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<interp inst="t17460226-31-person372" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person372" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person373"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person373" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person373" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner) Would you ask him any Questions? He says, he saw you pull two Stockings out of your Breast.</p>
<p>Mary - I was sitting at the Stall, and the two Prisoners and two more came by where I sit. The other two sat down opposite, in the Street, while the Prisoners went in to cheapen something. And when they came out again, they pass'd by my Stall, I heard the big one say to this Purpose, D - mn my Eyes, or Limbs , they are after us. I saw Mr. Pearson directly come after them, and upon that, she pull'd out of her Bosom two Stockings, she threw one of them over a Rail, and that was afterwards taken up by a Boy, a little dirty , and carry'd back. When Mr. Pearson came up, he clapp'd his Hand on their Shoulders and carried them back to his Shop.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person374"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person374" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person374" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoners) What have you to say for yourselves?</p>
<p>Prisoners. Sir, we went into this Gentleman's Shop to buy a pair of green Stockings with red Clocks; he told us he had none under Half a Crown a pair, but 2 s. 2 d. was the lowest Price. With that we came away, we had not gone above 20 Yards, but he came to us and said, we must go to his Shop, and have us before the Justice. He said , he had hang'd one, and he would do his Endeavour to hang us. When he follow'd us, he clapp'd me (Dawson) in particular on the Shoulder, with two pair of red Stockings; and said he had lost two pair of such.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person375"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person375" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person375" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to - Eaton. How long have you known
<persName id="t17460226-31-person376"> Mary Goodman
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person376" type="surname" value="Goodman"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person376" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person376" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Eaton. All her Lifetime. Her Father was a Master Drover, and I never heard any Thing against her.</p>
<p>Q (to
<persName id="t17460226-31-person377"> Susannah Diney
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person377" type="surname" value="Diney"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person377" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person377" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Dison. I have known
<persName id="t17460226-31-person378"> Mary Goodman
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<interp inst="t17460226-31-person378" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person378" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for 16 Years, and never heard any Ill of her.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person379"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person379" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person379" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-31-person380"> Elizabeth West
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person380" type="surname" value="West"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person380" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person380" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) What do you know of Goodman?</p>
<p>West. I know her to be very honest: She behav'd very well as a Servant, with me.</p>
<p>Q. In what Way did she live a Servant with you?</p>
<p>West. In making up Linnen .</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person381"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person381" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person381" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-31-person382"> Mary Hedenbough
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person382" type="surname" value="Hedenbough"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person382" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person382" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) How long have you known Goodman, the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Hedenbough. Fourteen Years. I never knew any Harm by her. She always work'd very hard.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person383"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person383" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person383" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to
<persName id="t17460226-31-person384"> Dorothy Burleigh
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person384" type="surname" value="Burleigh"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person384" type="given" value="Dorothy"/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person384" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Burleigh. From her Birth .</p>
<p>Q. What's her Character?</p>
<p>Burleigh. I never knew any Thing amiss of her, 'till she was drawn away within a Fortnight. She was a good sober Girl, 'till drawn away, by lewd Company.</p>
<persName id="t17460226-31-person385"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person385" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460226-31-person385" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner Dawson) Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Dawson. I have no Friend at all. Dawson
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<persName id="t17460226-31-person386"> Mary Goodman
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